Giles and Val are the founding Partners. Giles graduated in 1970 and over 20 years working abroad and in UK achieved Chartered status as both a Chemical and Mineral Processing Engineer. He enjoys watching (and has played) many ball sports and now tries his best at golf. Val worked in various administrative posts before joining the family firm. She loves writing and has recently had two books published. They have a daughter whose family have lived and worked in Dubai for a number of years working in publishing and banking software sales. They have two young daughters of their own.